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Why did miracles happen in Egypt? Because we believed they would. Those who didn’t believe in miracles saw only plagues.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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April 1, 2013
Seeing Miracles
Wonderful conception Rabbi Freeman of the reality of faith. Those who believe in the Almighty, and trust in Him, will always see, and experience true miracles in their lives.
Arizona, USA
March 31, 2013
all i can say is WOW! (it's too difficult for me to relate to the fear and tribulations back then, going from slavery to freedom.) only hope that G-d allows me to see miracles even during times that i might think there aren't any. hopefully that will not happen!
March 31, 2013
I was never told outright that way of looking at the plagues. Or maybe i wasn't listening. It makes perfect sense. So, either thanks for this perspective, or thanks for reminding me of it.
March 31, 2013
We see even after we left Egypt leading up to Mt. Sinai, all people did was complain. The Jews wanted to go back to Egypt (49th level).
G-d showed the world through Moshe a great and powerful god. If the Jewish people in my opinion wanted a miracle to happen they would have risen up faster than they did once “miracles” presented themselves. I believe the plague was for the world to see, more than for the Jews to see.
March 31, 2013
Rabbi Freeman, you are a Miracle :) I love your posts :)
November 6, 2011
Seeing miracles
You say miracles happen because people believe they do.

Would this also apply to the revelation at Sinai when the whole nation were present?
Raphael Gamaroff
Port Elizabeth , south Africa
April 24, 2008
segregated by belief
Is that something like birth and death?
I'd kind of like to transcend the segregation in between, but I guess freedom doesnt allow it
April 24, 2008
The Miracles happened because the Eternal caused them to happen. they can happen to the believer and to the sceptic
Millard Gulledge
Portland, Oregon
April 24, 2008
I view the plagues as more symbolism than reality though just as important a message to the world and Jews. The ten plagues symbolize the struggle people go through by not adhering to God's law and not believeing. The plagues can also symbolize what happens to non-believers like Dante's inferno.
steven s nisenfeld
Audubon, NJ
April 7, 2007
I wonder how much the Israelites believed in miracles if they were scared when Moses didn't return quick enough and they built an Idol. Just think how many people today act the same way. They're in such a hurry to get what they want and in the end they miss the real miracles right before them.
Happy Passover
Ms. Freedman